Chapter 45




45.2 Scope

1.    The scope of the CHSP includes the requirements of the start flagCalifornia Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (8 CCR 5194) for employees in shop and office settings and the Cal/OSHA Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Materials in Laboratories (8 CCR 5191)end flag and National Fire Protection Association Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals (NFPA 45) for employees working in for laboratory environments.

2.    The Hazard Communication Standard was developed to inform employees who work with hazardous chemicals of the risks associated with those chemicals. start flagThe Lab also implements Proposition 65 Warnings in compliance with this standard in areas on-site which require a warning under this Act. end flag A separate standard (the Laboratory Standard) was specifically developed for laboratory operations because these environments often differ from industrial and office settings in the use and handling of hazardous chemicals.

3.    Berkeley Lab is required to comply with these start flagCal/OSHA standards.end flag These requirements have been combined into this CHSP in order to establish a single standardized framework for chemical hygiene practices, information dissemination, and training at Berkeley Lab, regardless of the occupational setting.




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